‘If there is a civil war going on, it has been started by those who exploit the situation, in order to create a new Soviet or Khmer Rouge style system, or an invisible, communist underground empire of intimidation…
In your zeal to blame the ‘Left’, your political myopia leads the way! Your possible motto: never let political reality interfere with the expression of your ideology! Where does the outbreak of open contempt for the Democratic Process, the Rule of Law and respect for human life, in Charlottesville, fit in to your replay of Cold War paranoia, old and new? Call Charlottesville the realization of well organized and financed White Racism.
The last outbreak of that Civil War was in Ferguson, as the population rose up against an authoritarian civil government, in which almost all of black citizens were under the thrall of a city government that used ‘fines’ and ‘Court Orders’ as a means of ‘subjugation’! The Police execution of Michael Brown, instead of a trial by jury, led to the evolutionary development of ‘Black Lives Matter’ and its titular leader Deray McKesson. Mr. McKesson became the protege of Obama/Clinton apologist Michael Eric Dyson. Dyson is just another Corporatist New Democrat. In this case the notion of ‘Left’ is utterly irrelevant!
So what is patently obvious is that this country must face the fact that the ‘Civil Right Era’ was just an historical caesura in a pattern of that endemic, not to speak of ineradicable, White Racism. The evidence of this stares the reader in the face in the Justices of the Supreme Court: Roberts, Alito, Gorsuch, Thomas and their fellow traveler Kennedy. The Federalist Society is in effect immersed in a radical nostalgia for Pre-Civil War America and its practice and belief of White Male Supremacy as the Natural Order: the Patriarchy. As the first four Justices I named above are avid members of that Society, this can leave no doubt of the reality of cognitive capture exercised by these Klansman. Who learned a valuable lesson from the Bork fiasco, future Neo-Confederate/Originalist candidates for the Supreme Court must not resemble a villain out of the pages of ‘Uncle Tom’s Cabin’ ! The imperative: cultivate the ‘look’ of bourgeois political respectability. And always frame your comments in the political platitudes of that ‘respectability’.
I look forward to the self-congratulatory ‘Liberal Agonizing‘ of Mr. Beinart regarding Charlottesville. He will expatiate on the mendacity/violence of the ‘Alt-Right’. Note that the characterization of ‘Alt-Right’ is used instead of Klansman. ‘Alt-Right’ is a characterization that recognizes the rhetorical power of the Breitbart/Bannon ‘Brand’ of American Neo-Fascism.
P.S. I noticed, as I was scrolling through the comments section, that you have made it your political mission, to ride ideological herd on other commenter besides myself. You really need to be a regular reader of the @FT who pioneered the political notion of ‘The Rebellion Against The Elites’ as the rubric that has framed so much of its editorial comments. And become one of the consistent rhetorical frames used by it hirelings, in its various iterations. Both Black Block and Police Thuggery are the twin manifestation of an utterly collapsed Neo-Liberal Utopianism, and the rise of the Corporatist/Neo-Faschist State, which is the present and future reality of ‘The West’!